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So here is my problem. I finally got my new 1090t CPU in the mail and I have it installed with the stock cooler (54 degrees C in bios?) anyway...
I have an Intel X25-m SSD 80gb drive installed. It already has the windows installed on it as I used it before on my MSi 890FXA-GD70. I have made sure that the boot priorities are correct and that it is running AHCI but it will not boot. After the BIOS splash screen it goes to a black screen with a placeholder curser (underscore) sits and flashes. Any ideas what may be causing it to not boot? All help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Sounds similar to what happened when i had a bad drive..

although that may not be the case. Make sure you do not have flash drive or a disc in your computer. I have this Flash drive that will make me hang on the boot logo for ages!
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Hmm... I turned everything back to IDE instead of AHCI and now it works... guess this means I had windows installed as IDE last time? How can I tell what the drive is actually set up for? Thanks
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Hmm... I turned everything back to IDE instead of AHCI and now it works... guess this means I had windows installed as IDE last time? How can I tell what the drive is actually set up for? Thanks
Usually when you turn from IDE to AHCI(and vise versa) and it doesn't work it means it was installed differently. Since I've had a run in just like yours before in which i was given an AHCI disc and I had the BIOS in IDE and it wouldn't boot, I'm Guessing it was originally in IDE?

In your Original post you said you check you had it in AHCI, did you have to change it to AHCI or was it like that already?

as for telling which mode it was in; I am unaware of software that can do that for you
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Looks like a HDD issue.Bootsector issue.Maybe defective SSD if OS can t be reinstalled.
   
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If it boots in IDE now and wouldn't boot in AHCI, then it was set up in IDE before, and not AHCI.
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